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When pirates attack a cargo ship off the Somalian coast and one of them is found to be a British-born Pakistani, MI5 Intelligence Officer Liz Carlyle is brought in to establish how and why a young British Muslim could go missing from his family in Birmingham and end up on board a pirate skiff in the Indian Ocean, armed with a Kalashnikov. After an undercover operative connected to the case turns up dead in a shipping office in Athens it looks like piracy may be the least of the Service’s problems...
©2012 Stella Rimington (P)2012 Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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"This is something rare: the spy novel that prizes authenticity over fabrication." ( Mail on Sunday)
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2 out of 5 stars
By jane p on 04-01-16

Disappointing

The writing is lazy. Characters are shallow and undeveloped, and plot developments are telegraphed miles in advance, as well as not being very plausible. And, for all her inside knowledge, the sense of being conducted through a secret world by an insider is not a patch on either Le Carre in one direction or Andy McNab/Chris Ryan in the other.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Glenn on 04-02-18

dull story and narration

never grabbed me. having been written by one of the uk s most senior spies I thought it would be full of technical trade craft and procedure. it wasn't. the narrator sounded like she was reading a romantic novel and injected no excitement or understand ing at all. some very weird pronunciation too.

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4 out of 5 stars
By MissiMaris on 12-29-16

Nicely read.

This is well read by the narrator. The accents and characters are well done.

The story is good. If you've enjoyed previous Stella Rimington novels, you should enjoy this too.

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